420 S State Street

Dover, DE
$ 425,000 Beds 4 Baths 2.5 Sq 2,591
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Step back in time with this glorious colonial home known as The Thomas Stevenson House. Situated on a 1/2 acre lot with a park like setting, the brick home was built in 1846 and was joined with the other structures to the rear of the property that included a summer kitchen and a 2 room schoolhouse. Located just off of The Green in downtown Dover, an area that celebrates the history of the state of Delaware. The home sits on a large property which has a huge park like setting in the fenced backyard. It can be accessed from S State Street or a private driveway off of W Water Street. Upon entering the front door the first floor includes a sitting room with a fireplace surrounded by Delft tiles and built in shelves. There is a butlers pantry directly off of the sitting room. Down the hall you will find the dining room with another fireplace and a back stairway to access one of the upstairs bedrooms and sitting room. The cozy kitchen is in the room next to the dining room with another fireplace. To the rear of the kitchen is a laundry room with half bath. Directly off of the laundry room is the former summer kitchen and the original 2 room schoolhouse with side door entry and stairs to one room of the schoolhouse. The entry level of this area could easily be converted to another living area or a first floor bedroom and full bath. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms in the hall that share a full bath. There is also an inlaw suite complete with full bath and sitting area. Sitting area could be another bedroom. The sitting area and the bedroom both access the stairwell to the dining room. There is also an attic space, perfect for storage. Really unique home that was previously owned by a local historian who lovingly restored it to its original state. The home has only been used as a residence but the current zoning does allow for office space. Conditional uses include shops, bakery, B&B, restaurant, etc. Seller has replaced the entire heating system as of December 2021!! NOTE: There are tax credits available for historic homes through the city of Dover, state of DE and the federal level as well as rebates and waivers through the Downtown Development District Incentives Programs.

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 425,000
  • City
  • Dover
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 2
  • County
  • KENT
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • Area
  • Capital
  • Lot Size
  • 0.57 Acres
  • Zip
  • 19901
  • Sqr Footage
  • 2,591
  • Year Built
  • 1850
  • Taxes
  • $ 2808
  • Style
  • Colonial
  • MLS#
  • DEKT2000494
Listed By: Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty; (302) 227-6767
Data Source: Bright MLS



Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility Other
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Basement Interior Access, Outside Entrance, Unfinished
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Brick
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Window Unit(s)
County KENT
Days on Market 411
Exclusions Personal possessions, artwork, knick knacks, historical items, all upstairs furniture.
Garage Y/N No
Heating Radiator
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Attic, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Combination Kitchen/Dining, Crown Moldings, Formal/Separate Dining Room
Levels 2
Lot Size Square Feet 24829.00
MLS Area Capital (30802)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 164.03
Property Type Residential
School District 300200396888
School District CAPITAL
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 2808.0
Tax Lot 4700-000
Tax Year 2022
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No
Zoning RG0

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 2591
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N No
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Wood
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Laundry Type Lower Floor
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 4
Total Fireplaces 3

Exterior Features

Living Area 2591
Fencing Fully
Inclusions Downstairs furniture is negotiable
Lot Dimensions 50.00 x 490.58
Lot Features Rear Yard
Lot Size Acres 0.57
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Parking Features Fenced, Paved Driveway, Private
Total Parking Spaces 10
Type of Parking Driveway, Other
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Per Month

Based on the average sale price from the Turnersville, NJ office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $2,268
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Price History

8/11/2021 Listed $599,900
10/8/2021 17% - $499,000
11/17/2021 5% - $474,999
1/1/2022 6% - $449,999
5/3/2022 6% - $425,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19901

AVG $330K
AVG $1,428
AVG 127
Year Built
AVG 1966
AVG 35
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420 S State Street Dover, DE is a Single Family Home for sale at $425000 with 2591 sqft and a lot size of 0.57 Acres Acre(s). 420 S State Street Dover has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and was built in 1850. The property's zip code is 19901 which is in Dover, DE

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